Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture

Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture with Congressman Bill Foster

Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:45 to 6:15pm, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago

"What Life Is like as a Scientist in Congress"



Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) is a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. He previously served from March 2008 until January 2011 as the Representative of the Illinois 14th Congressional District. Foster is the only physicist in Congress.

Foster serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, a position he also held in the 110th and 111th Congress, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Foster participated in the creation of several important reforms in the financial services and housing sectors, most notably the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Serving on the committee will provide Foster with an opportunity to ensure the effective implementation of these reforms, and to advocate for the needs of his constituents as the committee considers additional financial service and housing related proposals.

Please note that Congressman Foster is not able to answer questions related to advocacy or current legislation during this session.